Chicago Chorale is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that performs choral masterworks of the sixteenth through twenty-first century and works to broaden and enrich the choral music audience through a variety of educational outreach activities.
Chicago Chorale offers audiences sensitive, thought-provoking performances of great choral music, some of it familiar and well-loved, some of it little known, unusual, or new. Repertoire includes Rachmaninoff's Vespers (All Night Vigil, Op. 37); Vaughn Williams Mass in G Minor; the Requiems of Howells, Duruflé, Fauré, Brahms and Mozart; Martin's Mass for Double Chorus; Tallis' Lamentations of Jeremiah; Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden; several Bach cantatas; and Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Mass in B Minor, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio. Chicago Chorale has performed at the Ravinia Music Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has appeared numerous times on WFMT (98.7FM) radio's Live with Kerry Frumkin, and has recorded four CDs. Chicago Chorale's most recent CD, Rachmaninoff's Vespers (All Night Vigil, Op. 37), was featured on WFMT's New Releases program in February 2010.
Based in Chicago's historic Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood, Chicago Chorale performs throughout the Chicago area and draws its singers from the city and the suburbs. Under the direction of Bruce Tammen, the 60-voice choir offers competitively auditioned singers the opportunity to sing with a thoughtful and disciplined ensemble. The upcoming 2010-2011 season marks Chicago Chorale's 10th Anniversary. Repertoire for this gala season will include a performance of Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, on the campus of The University of Chicago, as well as the premier performance of Chicago Chorale's recently commissioned work by composer Stephen Paulus, And Give Us Peace.